M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 22:00 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 124.26 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.9574 , 151.6677
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 22:00 UTC
Exposed Population: 220000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000habl
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 22:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1231265 0.01 10 Oct 2018 22:00 6.3M, 123.68km N/A 220 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:18 NEIC
1231267 0.01 10 Oct 2018 22:00 6.2M, 124.26km 4.59 220 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:37 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of West New Britain (population 130,000) . The nearest places are Baia, Tonganda, Kavu, Awungi, Timomo, Ora, Torin, Muela, Kamarelo, Mondrabet, and West Baien.

Radius Population
100 km 220000 people
75 km 52000 people
50 km 18000 people
20 km 2800 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Torin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 27 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Kipa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 46 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Yalom East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 65 km
Komgi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kupindal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Punarupka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Open Bay OPB 2 0 18 km
Sule ULE unknown 0 39 km
Tol TLO unknown 0 41 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 52 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 54 km
Stockholm SMP unknown 0 54 km
Gonaili 1 0 64 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 79 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 81 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 81 km
Rabaul RAB 4 0 99 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea 42 km
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea 96 km
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea 100 km

More information

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